welcomeEstablished in 1975, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Lexington is part of a global community of meditation and retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala view is that every individual has fundamental goodness and that this is cultivated through meditation and other mindfulness practices. Located in central Kentucky, our Center offers programs that foster and promote this view.

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New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

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Just starting to meditate?

A simple way to begin is to attend our Tuesday night or Saturday morning sitting meditation sessions. On Tuesday night, there is open meditation from 7 – 8:30 pm, and there is always an instructor available to provide initial meditation instruction. More →

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Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

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YOUR LOGON IS:  Yourfirstname_Yourlastname and if you don’t know your password, the network will send a password reset to your email address.

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Featured Programs

Bodhisattva Vow Preparation Class in Lexington

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

March 25th

Council Meeting

March 27th—September 18th

Our bimonthly Council meeting wlll be held on this night. All are welcome to attend and observe the meeting. If you would like to suggest an item for the agenda, please email it to [email protected] Continue »

Public Talk: Cundy Bryson - Coming Home to Body

March 31st

Cundy Bryson, the renowned somatic teacher, will give a talk about her one-day program April 1 Continue »

Coming Home to Body

April 1st

Cundy Bryson, the renowned somatic teacher, returns to the Lexington area for a one-day program April 1. Continue »

Children's Blessing with Acharya Richard John

April 21st

Children's Blessing with Acharya Richard John Continue »

Recent News

  • Music performance in our gallery, 3/28/2016

    Our talented director/videographer Craig Sargent has posted a video of this performance on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqZlyyvG1tk The art on display is from the current show “Sangha” of art by our sangha members. The Mill & Max Cultural and Community Center (gallery) has its own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mill.max.gallery/